Danton Georges Jacques

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Dan·ton

 (däN-tôN′), Georges Jacques 1759-1794.
French Revolutionary leader and Jacobin who built a strong following among the popular classes of Paris. He supported the execution of Louis XVI (1793) but was guillotined the following year for his opposition to the Reign of Terror.
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